News: Official FIFA World Cup 2010 Thread -- Crew Forum

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by KCbus, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. HuntKop

    HuntKop Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    Sulla mia Vespa
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    OK maybe saying that it's the "status quo" was a bit harsh. But it's certainly not uncommon.
     
  2. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Quality stuff from Algeria so far.

    They looked pretty decent too against Slovenia a few days ago, but just like that match, I expect them to blow it in the second half.
     
  3. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who knows, maybe they can avoid the hiccup. Maybe they can Swiss 'em. Ball is round, PF :D
     
  4. BG13

    BG13 Member+

    Jun 25, 2007
    Sure, I think waiting on the other shoe to drop is natural. I am waiting on it, too. However, if they lose today they're out. Hopefully they continue to play like it.
     
  5. Crew Chuck35

    Crew Chuck35 Member+

    Apr 13, 2009
    Gahanna, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So what exactly do we want from England and Algeria?
    IMHO a scoreless draw would be great. A 1-0 England victory would also work.
    Anything else would be really bad for us.
    Algeria looks like a better side than Slovenia.
     
  6. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The headlines from the WC will confund future generations:

    US beats England 1-1
    US ties Slovenia 3-2
     
  7. pettyfog

    pettyfog Member

    Jan 30, 2000
    Enon OH Exit 49
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    heh.. noted and clicked!
     
  8. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Disagree. In fact, it almost doesn't matter.

    If England Wins:

    England - 4
    Slovenia - 4
    USA - 2
    Algeria - 0

    No matter what happens between England and Slovenia, a 2 goal win by us guarantees advancement (and possibly winning the group, if England only wins by one today and draws Slovenia). A tie does us no good.

    If Algeria Wins:

    Slovenia - 4
    Algeria - 3
    USA - 2
    England - 1

    If we beat Algeria by any score, we advance. England is guaranteed to finish behind us, and so is Algeria. If England wins, we win the group.

    If it's a draw:

    Slovenia - 4
    USA - 2
    England - 2
    Algeria - 1

    Now things get interesting - if Slovenia beats England on the third matchday, then a draw would be enough to see us thru. Otherwise, as long as we win we advance, and we win the group if we win by more than England win, or if we win by 2 and Slovenia draws England.

    So, it would seem to me that a 0-0 draw is best. Next best is Algeria winning, because then a simple win by us over Algeria guarantees advancement. Last is England winning, because then we need to win by 2 goals, or hope that England-Slovenia doesn't end in a draw.

    Bottom line - win by 2, and we're thru. It looks rough being on 2 points, but we could be a lot worse off.
     
  9. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is England as bad as the radio announcers are making them out to be?

    Carragher will be out v. Slovenia.
     
  10. Crew Chuck35

    Crew Chuck35 Member+

    Apr 13, 2009
    Gahanna, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    but if England wins this then Algeria has nothing to play for next week, which would hopefully mean an easier time for us.
     
  11. BG13

    BG13 Member+

    Jun 25, 2007
    I know. This guy is clearly English, clearly biased, and clearly and thoroughly disappointed with the way his team is playing. It is like if I was calling the first half of the US game today.

    Shep Messing sounds old.
     
  12. pettyfog

    pettyfog Member

    Jan 30, 2000
    Enon OH Exit 49
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    ah so, grasshopper...

    FYP. Is that what you meant?
     
  13. Crew Chuck35

    Crew Chuck35 Member+

    Apr 13, 2009
    Gahanna, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are playing very tight and nervous. When you are playing that way you can't play well.
     
  14. BG13

    BG13 Member+

    Jun 25, 2007
    Based on what I am hearing on the radio, if Algeria gets out of this with a draw (or a win), I don't WANT to play them next week.
     
  15. osubowler

    osubowler Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank you for posting the mumble jumble that has been in my head since the game this morning. Win by 2 and we are good.
     
  16. Crew Chuck35

    Crew Chuck35 Member+

    Apr 13, 2009
    Gahanna, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell good point. Sure as sh*t would be a lot easier if we didn't get hosed today by the ref.
     
  17. Crew Chuck35

    Crew Chuck35 Member+

    Apr 13, 2009
    Gahanna, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alright I'll go ahead and say it, I believe that there is an international conspiracy to keep the USA down in soccer. Coulibaly is just the most recent example of questionable bad calls to go against us on the biggest stage of all.
    For example, 2002 v Germany blatant hand ball from them denies us an equalizer in a match many will say we controlled.
    2006 highly dubious red card on Pablo mastroeni against italy denies us a 10 man advantage.
    2006 PK call against Gooch in the Ghana game that was a horrid call.
    2010 Today the winning goal waved off due to who knows what.

    Anyone else with me on this?
     
  18. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. This stuff happens to other teams. Ask the Irish.
     
  19. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    0-0 FT.


    Best possible result for the USA. It's back in our hands now.
     
  20. BG13

    BG13 Member+

    Jun 25, 2007
    Well, that went accordingly....

    I need a beer. I need BEERS.
     
  21. Crew Chuck35

    Crew Chuck35 Member+

    Apr 13, 2009
    Gahanna, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm Irish. I know. And I can't wait until July 21 when Henry comes to town.
     
  22. invalid

    invalid Member

    Apr 2, 2003
    Seattle
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I don't exactly want to play the Algeria I just saw, though. Yeesh.
     
  23. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guess I'm taking time off Weds.
     

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